All bars and restaurants in North Carolina must limit operations to take-out and delivery only starting on March 17 at 5pm, as per an executive order from Governor Roy Cooper.  The Visitor Center website offers a list of Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out Food Service and Curb Service.

The Visitor Center website offers options for people to avoid large crowds by getting outdoors and exploring the many treasures Western North Carolina has to offer. Click for a directory of activities:

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Cancellations & Closures
In accordance with the CDC’s recommendation to cancel or postpone in-person events and practice social distancing to control the spread of the Coronaviurs, many regional events and businesses are following these guidelines for the next 8 weeks.

ArtScape celebration, reception, and sale of artists’ work scheduled for Saturday, April 4 / Postponed (date TBD)

Asheville Community Theatre (Little Women from April 3-19) / Cancelled

Asheville Kennel Club Dog Show (April 4-5) / Cancelled

Asheville Symphony (April 4) / Cancelled

Bars & Restaurants / All bars and restaurants in North Carolina must limit operations to take-out and delivery only starting on March 17 at 5pm, as per an executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper. 

Biltmore Estate / Effective Tuesday, March 17 through March 31

Suspending the following guest experiences

    • Tours of Bilmore House
    • Retail stores and restaurants in the immediate Biltmore House complex
    • Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, located at Amherst
    • Estate trolleys, with the exception of ADA assistance shuttles
    • Deerpark Restaurant

The following guest experiences will remain open:

    • All Biltmore Gardens and Grounds—guests will be able to hike, walk, or drive your personal vehicle through the gardens during this time (Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31).
    • Access to trails around Antler Hill Village
    • Access to limited retail shops, including Wine Shop, Traditions, Marble Lion, and Cottage Door at The Inn
    • Select outdoor activities, including bike rentals, guided hikes, falconry, and sporting clays
    • Take-out dining options in Antler Hill Village

Blue Ridge Classic Dog Show / Confirmation, Obedience Rally – May 22-25 / Cancelled

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center (located at Milepost 384 in Asheville, NC) / Closed

Carl Sandburg Home and Barn area, including Sandburg Home tours, the park store, access to the goats and farm animals, all special events and in-park and off-site programs / Closed; Park grounds (except for the barn area), trails, and restrooms will remain open.

Carolina Concert Choir Concerts – April 17 & 18 / Cancelled

Chamber Music Tuesdays (April 7 & May 5) / Cancelled

Chimney Rock section of Chimney Rock State Park and the Old Rock Cafe / Closed until March 31st

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend – April 16-19 / Cancelled

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend Opening Celebration at The Horse Shoe Farm – April 16 / Cancelled

DuPont State Recreational Forest / Visitor center and public bathrooms buildings are closed, access areas and trails remain open.

Feed & Seed / Closed

FENCE / cancelled events scheduled thru March 29th, their offices will be closed, the trails will remain open

First Mondays Concert Series (April 6 & May 4) / Cancelled

Flat Rock Playhouse – March 16 – April 23 / Cancelled

Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway / Closed until April 1

Hands On! Children’s Museum / Effective March 17 – 31, will be closed to the general public for two weeks

Harrah’s Cherokee / Temporarily closed effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Henderson County Chamber of Commerce / Lobby closed

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society / Closed

Henderson County Heritage Museum / Closed for 2 weeks, starting March 16

Henderson County Public Library / Although library facilities themselves will be closed to the public, library staff are on duty and remain available to continue providing service to our citizens. On Monday, March 23, the Main Library and Fletcher Library will begin offering curbside service from 1pm-7pm on Monday and 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday. Patrons of any of the County’s main or branch libraries will be able to place up to 10 items on hold through the online catalog or by calling the Main Library at 697-4725 x4 or the Fletcher Library at 687-1218.f you know of folks looking for things to do while home, please direct them to check out the Library’s many digital services, go to https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/libraor call 697-4725 to learn more.

Hendersonville Community Band Concert – April 26 / Cancelled

Hendersonville Community Theatre – Driving Miss Daisy and Three Tall Women / cancelled

Hendersonville Restaurant Week (March 26-April 2) / Cancelled

Hendersonville Swing Band Concert – April 4 / Cancelled

Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra – March 28 / Cancelled

Hendersonville Train Depot / Closed until further notice

Hendersonville Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street  -Henderson County TDA staff will continue to provide support during regular business hours seven days a week to the local tourism industry through phone calls, emails, social media, and other forms of communications.  The Visitor Guide, along with maps and other brochures are available for pick-up in front of the Visitor Center.  The Visitor Center web site is a great resource for a closures and for Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out Food Service. The restrooms are closed. For assistance call 828-693-9708 or go to https://visithendersonvillenc-staging.v38mw8dg-liquidwebsites.com

Historic Johnson Farm / House is closed for tours, people may walk around the farm

Kindergarten Readiness Rally / Cancelled at Blue Ridge Mall on April 2

Mast General Store / closed to the public, online shopping available

Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County / closed

National Forest in North Carolina / Closes all campgrounds starting Monday, March 23 until at least May 15

National Train Day – April 1 / Cancelled

North Carolina Welcome Centers / Buildings closed, rest area grounds remain open

Pisgah National Forest Campgrounds / Closed until at least May 15

Pisgah National Forest Pisgah Ranger District Visitor Center / Closed

Restaurants & Bars / All restaurants and bars in North Carolina must limit operations to take-out and delivery only starting on March 17 at 5pm, as per an executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper.

Sandburg Home roof replacement project is scheduled to begin on March 23.  While work is taking place, the entire area surrounding the home will be closed to visitors.  Visitors should pay attention to signs and barriers and stay out of closed areas.

  • In addition, the Sandburg Home and Barn area continue to be closed, following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health, in consultation with Public Health Service officers.  This includes suspending Sandburg Home tours, access to the goats and farm animals, all special events, all volunteer shifts, and all programs.  The park shuttle will not be running.  Park restrooms, trails, and grounds (except for the barn) remain open. Updates will be posted to the park website, www.nps.gov/carl and on Facebook. 

Sierra Nevada / Closed

The Gorge Zipline / Closed

The Riveter / closed until April 1

Tryon International Equestrian Center / Cancelled

    • The Fork at TIEC Evening competition on April 2-6
    • The Tryon Block House Races Pre-Race Party on April 10 and Steeplechase on April 11
    • The Carolina Classic at TIEC Reining competition on May 6-10, scheduled for the indoor arena, is also being cancelled as an extra precaution

Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas / closed until April 1

Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC / Henderson County TDA staff will continue to provide support during regular business hours seven days a week to the local tourism industry through phone calls, emails, social media, and other forms of communications.  The Visitor Guide, along with maps and other brochures are available for pick-up in front of the Visitor Center.  The Visitor Center web site is a great resource for a closures and for Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out Food Service. The restrooms are closed. For assistance call 828-693-9708 or go to https://visithendersonvillenc-staging.v38mw8dg-liquidwebsites.com

Western North Carolina Agricultural Center / All events expected to have more than 50 people in attendance are cancelled until at least April 19

Western North Carolina YMCA’s / Closed for 2 weeks, starting March 16th

Visit the Coronavius Update page for the latest information and resources from the North Carolina authorities.